A year or so back, a lot of us (myself included) bought Yamaha NE-1 parametric equalizers when MF was blowing them out for $25 or so. Now, a year later, how many still use them? Find them an essential part of your rig or an occasional dalliance? Personally, mine has become an essential! I also set mine different that Nathan East's favorite setting! Maybe it's because I bi-amp into an odd ampeg cabinet(pr1528he), but I use mine on deep 8 or so. I get a really scooped hi-fi kind of tone. I find that w/o it, my tone is too flat and nasally. It also seems a great device if you need to quickly "tweak on the fly" . What's your experience?